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Slickrock Bike Trail

Sand Flats Recreation Area, Moab, UT
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A nine-mile, world-reknowned mountain biking trail that attracts 110,000 people per year.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“practice loop” (41 reviews)
“slick rock” (20 reviews)
“ups and downs” (8 reviews)
Sand Flats Recreation Area, Moab, UT
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is one of the must hit trails in Moab. If you just type in bike trails in Moab into Google I am sure this comes right up. There is a $2 fee to get to the parking lot. Which this is another trail head...More

Thank Clint H
Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is the classic slickrock trail, with amazingly grippy sandstone. there are some extremely steep sections where, while your tires may grip, your legs might not have the power to make it up the hill. Fantastic views. Make sure you take plenty of water and...More

1  Thank Joel S
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Slick Rock is a legend in the biking community. The rides are incredible an the various views are breath-taking. It is surely not for the faint of heart or the beginner rider. Our group of 9 male riders, ages 27-49, were experienced and fit individuals....More

Thank BeachBumBill
Reviewed 9 September 2017

In early September, it is 100+ degrees quickly. We have gone here 4 times, but never this time of year. Take a hydration pack, extra water and protein bars. You can't do the whole trail if you are not in excellent shape because it is...More

Thank takoh
Reviewed 1 September 2017

My husband and I decided to rent bikes and bike to the trail from Moab and then do the trail. We didn't end up getting started until around 11am - this was way too late in the day. We were so hot - we knew...More

Thank gbattiste
Reviewed 17 August 2017

As regulars on single-track mountain bike trails in the east coast woods, riding on these trails was amazing. The trail comprised angled open loose rock, solid "slickrock trails", and various other terrain, all with wonderful views.

Thank HPK01Traveler
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Slickrock trail is very difficult. I'm an experienced bike rider (mountain and road) and I found the trail too difficult to enjoy. If you are hell bent on riding this trail I would recommend that you recon it first and learn how to tackle the...More

3  Thank PardonMeBoy
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Slickrock bike trail was originally built for motorbikes. Now it is an immense expanse of slick rock crisscrossed by marked routes now mostly used by mountain bikes but also good for hiking. Shorter training loop or full loop. Can be challenging but very worthwhile

Thank Hans S
Reviewed 23 June 2017

if you have not done this ride before, must do. Love how the bike tires stick to the slick rock for climbing, descending. Not long, some technical parts, but you can walk around them.

Thank debra c
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

I'm a beginner mountain biker, considering this was my first off road. My boyfriend enjoys biking and we had recently acquired mountain bikes, so we found this spot and went for it. The trailhead is easy to find. There is a practice run that is...More

1  Thank Christina M
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21 May 2015|
Response from AlanJ1112 |
You can do it but you may want to save your energy for the trail. It is about 3 miles from downtown with some pretty good ascents.